Survey by Södra Wood shows growing move towards timber in the UK

Almost two thirds (63%) of respondents said they believe timber is growing in popularity according to a recent industry survey conducted by Södra Wood.

The survey, which was hosted through Building and Building Design magazines, generated insight from almost 350 architects, consultants, contractors and merchants. The objective was to ascertain whether the UK is beginning to recognise the merits of timber and the results revealed that:

  • 69% of those questioned said they already worked with timber
  • 75% of respondents felt that timber can help meet government housebuilding and sustainability targets

When asked to rank the benefits of timber in order of importance, sustainability took the lead, followed by the fact that it is a quick and efficient material to work with. Great aesthetics took third place, then versatility, cost-effectiveness and offsite capabilities.

Original Article by Timber Media

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